Share Paper: The acceptability of online teacher certification programs in hiring situations.

  1. Jonathan Adams, The Florida State University, United States
  2. Suekyung Lee, The Florida State University, Korea (South)
Friday, March 11 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Hermitage A

Abstract: Abstract: A national survey of high school principals (n = 2,187) was used to assess the acceptability of job applicant qualifications that included degrees earned either online, partly online, or in a traditional-residential teacher-training program. The applicants with coursework taken in a traditional-residential setting were overwhelmingly preferred over applicants holding a degree earned partly or wholly online. Analysis indicated that the type of institution plays a role in such decisions. Further, personal experience plays an important role in the formation of the perceived quality of online degree, programs and courses.